Way before Disney’s Moana existed, I designed a Hawaiian themed birthday party for my daughter. It was her 2nd birthday! I wanted Brianna to look like a Tropical Princess, so a flower detail on her beautiful curly hair, a bathing suit and a special color Hula skirt was enough to make that happen. Doesn’t she look adorable? Although my photography skills were not so great back then, you can still appreciate all party elements.
I chose warm yellows and oranges for the party colors, so when I found the backdrop fabric at Joan’s Fabric, I was ecstatic! It was the inspiration for the rest of the candy table. My handy husband did an awesome job by creating this backdrop, by stapling the material onto a frame like a canvas, so I could hang it on the wall. The Aloha banner, all dessert table tags, party sign and desserts are all made by me. The banner was very easy. I found a tropical theme scrapbook paper book at my local craft shop and cut out the squares to use as background for the letters. I printed, cut and glued the letters in red and green onto the squares. I used the same type of paper that I used for the letters to make the hibiscus flowers at the end. I punched out holes on each of the squares to pass the ribbon through, and then attached each end to the back of the frame. The hanging dessert tags are a ribbon tied to a leaf shape paper tag. I only used glue dots to make the mini bamboo dessert signs. I purchased all party favors, leis, grass skirts and paper supplies in my local craft store.
This is a guava chiffon cake with guava filling. I used silk hibiscus flowers as the cake topper. The cupcakes are Mai-Tai flavor, but kid-friendly. The cookies are sugar with a passion fruit filling, which were delicious. All candy was purchased at my favorite online candy shop: Oh Nuts! Their candy is fresh and top of the line quality.
I hope I’ve given you a few ideas for a fabulous Polynesian/Hawaiian themed for your tropical princess!! Drop me a line and let me know if you were able to use any of these ideas and how it went. I would love to see some pictures as well. I will feature the recipes and craft DIY on future posts. Don’t forget to live the cake life!
Aloha Princess Party Vendors:
Table Styling and Sweets – Rose Torres – Cake and Party DIY – previously Sweet Events by Anna Rose
Candy – Oh Nuts! – http://www.ohnuts.com
Party favors, table skirt and paper supplies – Hobby Lobby – http://www.hobbylobby.com
Backdrop fabric and cake topper – Jo-Ann Stores – www.joann.com